Penile Length Changes After Radical Prostatectomy
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Regular PDE5i use might reduce penile length loss after radical prostatectomy, suggest researchers from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Their study, published in December in BJU International, investigated the ways radical prostatectomy affected penile dimensions and the effects of PDE5is on penile length.
One hundred eighteen men participated in the study. Before radical prostatectomy, each man completed the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). A researcher also measured each man's penis in a stretched flaccid penile length (SFPL) state. These assessments were repeated two months and six months after surgery.
Sixty-three men were evaluated at the six-month point. At that time, the men who took a PDE5i daily had no loss of SFPL. Those who didn't had a mean loss of 4.4 ± 6.6 mm.
More details on this study can be found here.
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"Our new video journal promises a forum for surgical education that will be timely, inexpensive and allows for instant update as enhancements in our medical knowledge become available," writes VJPU editor-in-chief Steven K. Wilson, MD, FACS, FRCS.
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